Amendments to Canada’s Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) that came into force last week toughen penalties for foreign corruption.
The CPFOA makes it a crime in Canada to bribe foreign officials. Canadian companies operating abroad, particularly in emerging markets, need to be aware of the CFPOA. Key amendments include the introduction of nationality jurisdiction to the CFPOA, a new books and records offence, and increased sentences. [more] Full article